It's no secret......I love the Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia. It is a truly timeless hotel that has such iconic decor that it has spawned it's own style. "Greenbrier Style" says it all. Originally decorated by Dorothy Draper, it is resort style at it's best. It's Chinioserie, it's Chippendale, it's tropical, and it's BEAUTIFUL.
So you can imagine my excitement when I saw this fabric on sale for less than five dollars a yard. Yep. Less than five dollars. (Thank you Amy Barfield for this awesome source of deeply discounted designer fabric!) This is really from the Williamsburg collection, but it says "Greenbrier" to me!
Don't you agree? This green is a shade that is on trend right now. Emerald green? Maybe, but it's Greenbrier green to me. And I knew the pink would give me another fresh, preppy color to use on this table.
And here's the detail that put the table design squarely into the style I was looking for. I painted the grey metal palm tree candle holders that Target has for sale right now with white glossy spray paint. Bingo! It goes old-school tropical and is perfect for what I wanted.
Then, I remembered that I had a pair of these white Chippendale style chachepots. I used one of them for this arrangement of pink roses and alstromeria.
So here's the way the table came together. I set it up early in the day on the round white deck.
I spray painted an inexpensive plastic charger from Old Time Pottery with green paint from Home Depot, and used one of my favorite white wicker patterned plates from Portugal. The salad size plate is green Depression glass, and I topped it with a white lions-head tureen.
This green handled flatware is from World Market.
Here's the placesetting.
The napkins are also from Homegoods and I thought they looked just right without any special folding or napkin ring.
It was even prettier by evening than it was earlier in the day.
I can't say that 28 presidents have had dinner with us, but it does make me feel like we're dining a la Dorothy Draper.
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